Designing the perfect alfresco will not mean much if the design does not match your home or your yard. If you want to get the most out of your alfresco, and make it look as good as it can possibly look, it’s important to coordinate the design with your yard and with your home, so you end up with a more complementary look.

It may be the case that you already have a perfectly landscaped yard. If you want to keep your yard as it is, then it would be a good idea to coordinate the design of your new alfresco to complement the look of the yard.

If you have let your yard go, or if there’s nothing that special about it, you may want to consider updating your yard to match the design of your new alfresco. In doing this, you can create a complementary design that flows from the house into the alfresco, and out into the yard. This will give your design a seamless feel.

If you have a wall garden, screens, a gazebo, a swimming pool or a spa – or you are thinking about installing them – this is also a good time to think about how you can tie them all in to the design of your alfresco and your overall landscaping design.

How to complete the picture

At Patio Living, we can provide advice not only on the design of your alfresco, but also on the overall design of your yard, and how it will all work together. When we first meet onsite, we can offer advice on how to create a unified landscape and alfresco design, so you can get the most out of your yard.

This is the perfect time to start looking at photos of other alfresco landscaping projects, so you can find out what is possible, and what would look good in the space that you have available. Our Patio Living expert can help guide you on what kind of designs to consider.

If you choose to go ahead with the landscaping project as part of your new alfresco project, we can start making arrangements. We have longstanding relationships with landscapers, and with companies that specialise in landscape design and landscape construction, so you can benefit from the best quality workmanship, from a trusted company.

So, whether you’re looking for a full-blown landscaping makeover or a simple plant scheme to make your alfresco design really stand out, we can offer advice on what will look best, and then coordinate the alfresco landscaping design from start to finish.